Day: August 16, 2021

  • How to Write a Film Proposal that will Get Film Funding for Your Project

    How to Write a Film Proposal that will Get Film Funding for Your Project

    It doesn’t matter if you’re a student that is just about to graduate from the local film academy or you’re a talented screenwriter that’s been in the industry for more than a decade, the steps that you take from the time you have that great idea for a film until it is fully-funded and prepared…

  • What is Digital Rights Management?

    What is Digital Rights Management? Throughout the world the use of copyrighted material without permission has long been a concern for creators of copyrighted works. While various laws are enacted to circumvent copyright infringement, these laws alone are not enough. Thus, other forms of circumvention have evolved. Including the use of tools or technological protection…

  • What is the Type of Technology Embedded to Film to Prevent Copyright Infringement?

    What is the Type of Technology Embedded to Film to Prevent Copyright Infringement? The protection of copyrighted films is certainly an important topic for filmmakers that have introduced these films on DVD and other forms of video. 20 years ago, protections for copyrighted materials might have been rather limited, as they were not nearly as…

  • Short Film Competition Rules and Regulations for Independent Film Producers

    Short Film Competition Rules and Regulations for Independent Film Producers Entering a short film competition is certainly something for independent film producers to carefully consider. Competitions like this can draw attention, and the necessary reputation for your short film production which may lead to increased investor consideration and funding. These short film competition rules and…

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Film Gap Financing

    Everything You Need to Know About Film Gap Financing

    You’ve got the script. You’ve got the production crew ready to go. And you’ve done a ton of hard work and you’re committed, and there’s only one more thing to take care of – funding. Securing the necessary financing for a film is an independent filmmaker’s greatest challenge. Far and wide, film financing can certainly…

  • How to Create an Investor Package for Film Financing

    How to Create an Investor Package for Film Financing Turning a film dream into a sensible investment is a skill that even some of the most talented filmmakers may actually lack. This process of learning how to create an investor package for film financing, aka “film packaging,” is definitely an art and it’s an art…

  • How to Option a Book for Film

    How to Option a Book for Film Optioning a literary work for film adaptation is certainly something that many filmmakers consider, especially when given the chance to consider an adaptation that they believe will truly stand out in the world of film and movies. Learning how to option a book for film so that you…

  • Ethical Issues in the Film Industry: Is Hollywood Ethically Blind?

    Ethical Issues in the Film Industry: Is Hollywood Ethically Blind?

    A scriptwriter finishes his script happily announcing the creation as their own, the only problem is? They stole the idea from their friend some time ago. Are they ethically wrong for taking the idea that their friend never executed? An independent film script calls for a scene to take place in a backyard swimming pool. The…

  • Understanding the Film/TV Confidentiality Agreement

    Understanding the Film/TV Confidentiality Agreement

    The film industry is incredibly competitive and features so many different instances of intellectual property. And the use of contracts to protect those who are sharing intellectual property with others. One such contract, is the film/tv confidentiality agreement, or the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Which represents a unique agreement entered between the filmmaker and another party. Which…